January 18, 2022

Your Social Media Image Size Guide For 2022

Social media image size guide for 2022 on the Music 3.0 blog

It’s great to have a social presence and even better when it helps your music, but for those that can’t afford a social media manager and do everything themselves, it’s easy to get overwhelmed sometimes. One of the most frustrating things for artists doing their own social media is graphics. Each social platform changes their requirements with each update, which means that some of your graphics can come out looking squished or cropped. Here’s an image size guide for 2022 (thanks to Hootsuite) that will make sure you images always look right regardless of the platform.

Instagram

Profile photo – 320 x 320 pixels

Feed photos

  • Landscape – 1080 x 566
  • Portrait – 1080 x 1350
  • Square – 1080 x 1080

Thumbnails – 161 x 161 (recommended 1080 wide)

Stories – 1080 x 1920

Carousels

  • Landscape – 1080 x 566
  • Portrait – 1080 x 1350
  • Square – 1080 x 1080

Reels – 1080 x 1920

Twitter

Profile photo – 400 x 400 recommended

Header photo – 1500 x 500

In-stream photos – 1600 x 1900 recommended

Card image – 120 x 120

Fleets – 1080 x 1920

Facebook

Profile picture – 170 x 170

Timeline photos – 1200 x 630 recommended

Cover photo – 851 x 315 (phone)

Cover photo – 1200 x 628 (desktop)

YouTube

Profile photo – 800 x 800

Banner – 2048 x 1152

Video – 1280 x 720 minimum

Thumbnail – 1280 x 720

TikTok

Profile photo – 20 x 20 minimum

Video – 1080 x 1920

You can find image guides for Pinterest, Snapchat and Linkedin, as well as recommended ad sizes for each platform, here.

Remember that sometimes the images actually display smaller than the recommended image size, which can be confusing. Don’t let this fool you though, because you’ll always get the best results if you follow this image size guide.


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